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$45M Whitewater Center Grand Opening Set for May 7-8 

RIVERSPORT Rapids, Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center, will hold a grand opening celebration May 7-8, 2016. The whitewater center was built in the city’s Boathouse District as part of MAPS 3, ... Read More

OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew Wins Overall Trophy at USRowing Central Youth Championships

The OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew competed in the 2015 USRowing Central Youth Championships on May 2-3. Twenty crews from around the region gathered in the Boathouse District to compete in several qualifiers for the 2015 ... Read More

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City Leaders Sign RIVERSPORT Rapids Steel Beam

Members of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board, the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvement Subcommittee and City Council met on April 9 to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of ... Read More

MAPS 3 Whitewater Construction Update

February 20, 2015 - MAPS 3 Program Manager David Todd provides a construction update on the Oklahoma River Improvements project. Jeffrey Gustin, senior project manager with whitewater consultant S2O Design discusses upcoming project milestones and ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

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Oklahoma City Athletes to Compete at World Rowing Championships
Team OKC has 19 athletes, three coaches in Amsterdam with sights on Rio

OKLAHOMA CITY Aug. 22 – Athletes and coaches from the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center will represent the United States on the world stage this next week. Nineteen athletes and three Team OKC coaches are in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 24 through 31 for the 2014 World Rowing Championships. A comprehensive list of athlete and coach names and events is below.

All nineteen athletes train at the OKC National High Performance Center, which opened at the Devon Boathouse in 2009. The center is regarded as one of the premier training facilities for rowing and canoe/kayak in the country and the Oklahoma River is an Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for both rowing and canoe/kayak. This world-class facility attracts our nation’s top athletes to train, live and work in Oklahoma City.

Many of these athletes have their sights set on qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and this years’ world championship is an important step in the process. A community support group, known as Team OKC, helps support these athletes as they strive for the 2016 Olympic Games. Team OKC funds support housing, coaching, equipment and travel costs.

Team OKC athletes will attend the annual blu Party at the Devon Boathouse on Thursday, October 2 from 7 to 10 p.m., part of the 2014 Oklahoma Regatta Festival. With delicious food, live music and a hip, relaxed environment, blu has become one of the most exciting social events of the year. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchase online or onsite at the event. All proceeds benefit Team OKC athletes.

To learn more about Team OKC, the blu Party, or view race results for the 2014 World Rowing Championships, visit boathousedistrict.org. For race results, visit worldrowing.com.

OKC Athletes Competing at the 2014 World Rowing Championships

Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls (LW2x)
Michelle Sechser
Devery Karz

Women’s Double Sculls (W2x)
Ellen Tomek
Meghan O’Leary

Lightweight Men’s Pair (LM2-)
Michael Wales
Tyler Nase

Lightweight Men’s Four (LM4-)
Robin Prendes
Edward King
William Daly
Anthony Fahden

Lightweight Men’s Eight (LM8+)
Stephen Young
Andrew Weiland
Peter Gibson
Dan Kirrane
Joseph Hanlon
Matthew O’Leary
Josh Getz
Andrew Hakanson
Kyle Traub

OKC Coaches at the 2014 World Rowing Championships
Jeremy Ivey – Women’s Double Sculls Coach (W2x)
Cam Kiosoglous – Lightweight Men’s Four (LM4-)
Peter Brevick – Lightweight Men’s Pair (LM2-)

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About the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation The OKC Boathouse Foundation promotes the use and development of the Oklahoma River as a world-class urban aquatic venue and provides access to rowing, kayaking and fitness programs for people of all ages and abilities. OKCBF programs pursue the highest goals of sports and embrace the principles of the Olympic spirit, which inspire athletes to work toward personal excellence, embrace the power of teamwork, and practice respect for all people and the environment. To learn more or get involved, call (405) 552-4040 or visit boathousedistrict.org.  

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A project of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation